Shallow Bay: The Best Of Breaking Benjamin Deluxe Edition
Label: Hollywood Records
From the biggest band ever to come out of Wilkes-Barre, here's a chronological decade's worth of singles, a dozen of them mainstream rock-radio hits. The music is mid-tempo whisper-to-a-scream post-grunge plod-and-swirl with occasional electronic underpinnings and gothic atmospheres; the songs embody fantasies of revenge, seduction and survival, plus frustration at disappointing acquaintances and the futility of existence. If that sounds like a party, you might want to check out the curios and rarities (including a Depeche Mode cover and a Japanese B-side) on the expanded version.